Evaluation and the Teaching of Ethics

  • Arthur L. Caplan
Part of the The Hastings Center Series in Ethics book series (HCSE)


During the past decade, extraordinary pressures have been exerted upon governmental bodies and regulatory agencies to become more cost-effective. As a result, policymakers charged with controlling public funds and with their expenditure for public projects have become increasingly concerned with the demonstrable effects and visible products of investments in research and social welfare programs. The need to legitimate the expenditure of public monies has become particularly pressing in the academic and scientific research sectors, where the difficulties of securing funds for basic research in the natural sciences and clinical medicine are familiar policy issues. Those seeking government grants for the arts and for higher education are now confronted by the same difficulties.


Moral Judgment Moral Development Ethic Teaching Moral Dilemma Moral Instruction 
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© The Hastings Center 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur L. Caplan
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    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of SocietyEthics and the Life SciencesThe Hastings CenterHastings-on-HudsonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Medicine, College of Physicians and SurgeonsColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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